Tutorial: How to Apply Blush Make up
Blusher comes in cream, gel, stick or liquid formulas. Blush should be applied before face powder. Blush is one of the hardest cosmetics to apply and must be blended perfectly to ensure there are no harsh edges, using a good brush will make it easier. A good brush that comes with many powder blushers is essential for applying and creating a natural looking result. Found this video great and easy to learn.
How to Apply Blush
Use a large blusher brush and apply a small amount of colour at a time. You can always add more color if you need but it is difficult to remove color if you start with too much.
Apply the brush gently over the blusher powder and then hold the brush at the apple of your cheek. When applying blush , avoid overloading the brush. Excess blusher will give a harsh, clumsy effect. First, pick up some color on the brush and tap the brush gently to get rid of any excess. Using sweeping upward strokes directed toward the top of your ears, apply blush to the apples of the cheeks in a teardrop shape with the thinner part at the top and the wider part pointing toward your nose. Blend into your foundation and at the hairline, without brushing any color into the hair. If you think you have put on too much blusher, brush over with a little translucent powder to tone down the color. Once you have finished the rest of your makeup, check that you have applied enough blush and if necessary, add a little more.
Using small strokes, softly sweep the blusher brush up the cheekbone towards the hairline. Use a good blush brush.
For an especially realistic look apply a bit of blusher across the top of the forehead, the chin and the bridge of your nose.
When applying blush remeber your face shape. If your face shape is long - Apply the blush color lesser than the lower edge of the cheekbone and keep the angle horizontal for such a face to create the width of the face. For round and square face: Apply color in the middle of the face. Don't get close on the nose.
Check the colour of your cheeks after exercise and use the shade of blusher to match. Usually, it's sandy-pink on fair skins; tawny-rose on medium skins; fresh rose on yellow-based skins and deep rose on dark skins.
Bronzing powders make good blusher substitutes on all skin tones: choose pale, medium or dark according to your complexion.
Where does a natural blush come from?
Blood vessels which lie directly under the skin. When we are aroused, embarrassed, exited or active thse blood vessels enlarge and allowing a greater amount of blood to flow to the skin. The result of this is visible as flushed cheeks.
Blush Chossing Tips
Decide the color of blush you want to apply on your cheeks and choose apricot or rosy blush color according to your eye-color and eye shadows. Apply blush to the knobs and to the external corners of your face and the temples.
Readers Tip: Smile and brush the apple of your cheek the round part. The strokes should blend back towards the hair line.